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Mission and values


Merrimac State High School's community strives to build positive relationships, value differences, encourage life long-learning and contribute to the school, family and wide community.  

We believe that education is a shared responsibility. We promote a spirit of co-operation and belonging amongst students, staff, carers and the community. We aim to prepare our students for life as literate, informed, skilled, happy, responsible and caring individuals who are encouraged through their endeavours to take “Pride in Excellence”.

We are committed to motivate students to continue learning, to contribute positively to their families and communities and to gain fulfilment in their lives by embracing all the challenges that life presents.


We stand for Respect, Responsibility and Reliability.

There is a strong belief that everyone has the right to be respected and the responsibility to respect themselves, others and property. It is expected that all members of the Merrimac community are reliable in their commitment to ensuring that their actions have only a positive influence on all.

To ensure students and staff can achieve their best within a safe and caring environment; school values have been developed and are exemplified by all members of our school community. The 3Rs of Respect, Responsibility and Reliability are embedded in our whole school approach to behaviour management.

Our school values